The M3 being talked about is the later model according to the figures given, try comparing Delta to M3 for same year!!
I am rather sure that the M3 that was meant was the M3 E30, the original M3 that is. It did 0-60 mph in around 7 seconds if I'm not mistaken.
Enough about the M3, the fifth gear TV show put silence to that, as the Integrale romped home with the E30 trailing.
Anyway I always wanted a Integrale ever since seeing them flying through the forests and rally stages in the 80's. The car that won 6 championships in a row whilst I was growing up is forever printed in my memory. Year after year, Lancia after Lancia, the car was untouchable. I therefore bought an HF Turbo Martin at 25 years old and had the most fun you can have with a car, the thing was amazing but bordering on insane, front wheel drive with 145 bhp just lead to endless wheelspins in the wet!
Now at the age of cough, 38 and another HF Turbo later, I finally have an Integrale, and oh was it worth the wait!
A 15 year old car that today would still put most in the shade is an absolute joy to drive. Most people turn their heads to look at you, probably due to memories of the early 80's or maybe just Sega Rally, even in Italy the admiring glances were constant. People at the leaning tower of Pisa actually stopped and starting taking pictures of the car to my disbelief!
The only thing I would fault is the grip, theres just too much of it, HEHE if you know what I mean.
Apart from that I have owned one now for 4 years and nothing has gone wrong at all. I love this car, it will be with me forever!